Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan
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Enhance your life experience by stepping into the incomparable world of Tai Chi - learning how to fly from deep inside your essential nature. Discover the skillful movements and psychology of this ancient art that bring flow, ease and grace to life. Begin a long-term investment in healthy, self supportive being. Learn, play and practice with other like-minded people.
We offer the Yang form (37 moves) of Tai Chi Chuan, as modified by Master Cheng Man-Ching. The international non-profit Tai Chi Foundation is our parent organization (taichifoundation.org). We also teach 8 Ways, Roots and Branches Qi Gong, and meditation. New classes begin in December and January.
DECEMBER 11 & 18. FREE Drop-In classes with QiGong, meditation, and Tai Chi practice. Open to all.
New Tai Chi Chuan Classes
Saturday, January 8, 10 AM PT: Beginning Form (first third), 10 sessions. TUITION: New Students: $150 Repeats: $75
Saturday, January 8, 11:30 AM PT: Beginning Form (2nd third), 10 sessions. TUITION: New Students: $150 Repeats: $75
As an Oregon nonprofit organization, we also appreciate donations.
“Tai Chi is my dependable best friend for maintaining health and balance. After 50 years of teaching and practicing, I understand and appreciate the unity of body/mind/spirit."
"As Tai Chi flows, it relaxes and improves my body awareness. Observing the student learning process is rewarding to me and helps to improve my own Tai
“I love the powerful, yet gentle way Tai Chi leads me to deal with stress through relaxation and meditative-like movements. As a naturopathic doctor, I receive tremendous physical, emotional and mental health benefits, including improved balance, mood, and energy flow."
“Tai Chi continues to be a go-to source for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual support in my life. And transmitting those gifts to our students makes me very happy."
Tai Chi Benefits
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese exercise that promotes health and well-being. As you move through a series of postures at a slow and even pace, your body relaxes and your mind and emotions become calm. Tai Chi is gentle enough for anyone to enjoy, no matter the age. Practicing Tai Chi increases circulation, improves balance and posture, reduces stress, and increases vitality. It combines meditation, movement and breath awareness. Tai Chi is both a cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercise.